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Mercury Waive Former ASU Star Promise Amukamara

Former ASU point guard Promise Amukamara was released by the Phoenix Mercury May 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics.

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Phoenix Mercury announced Thursday the team has released former ASU point guard Promise Amukamara and guard Jasmine James. OFFICIAL: The Mercury has waived Jasmine James and Promise Amukamara. — Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) May 29, 2015 James, 23, was with the Mercury in 2013 when she averaged 3.1 points, 1.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game ... Read More »

Cardinals Backlogged at Running Back

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By: Ed Cole  GLENDALE, Ariz. – There’s no such thing as lack of depth at the running back position for the Arizona Cardinals. They’ve got five players – Andre Ellington, Marion Grice, Robert Hughes, Stepfan Taylor, Kerwynn Williams – that they feel can get the job done and perform at a much higher level than they did in 2014, when ... Read More »

Suns HC Jeff Hornacek Wants a Player at 13 to Push His Current Roster

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By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX, Ariz.— With the 2015 NBA Draft fast approaching, the Suns are fully entrenched in the pre-draft workout process. For the Suns, head coach Jeff Hornacek will be assessing talent by running players through drills and practices. Now that Hornacek is entering his third season as head coach, he has identified watching young players give it their all as ... Read More »

Tyler Harvey: “I can bring a lot to a team”

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – Tyler Harvey has been a busy young man lately. He worked out with the San Antonio Spurs, he came through and worked out with the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, then he headed out to Utah to workout for the Jazz. The days in the life of the NCAA’s leading scorer are very hectic as ... Read More »

Tyrann Mathieu: “I feel like a cat”

BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – Tyrann Mathieu clearly wasn’t himself last season (wearing a cast and a knee brace at the same time will do that to you). Mathieu was steadily making his way back from the horrible knee injury he suffered in his rookie season, then he injures his thumb, requiring him to wear a cast, further limiting ... Read More »

Mercury Open Title Defense June 5

Phoenix Mercury open title defense June 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy of PDJ

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Phoenix Mercury open up the season in defense of their title on June 5. The festivities at U.S. Airways Center get started around 6:30 p.m. with a special championship presentation for the fans and players. The 2014 WNBA Championship banner will be hung from the rafters next to the 2007 and 2009 banners, and the ... Read More »

Suns GM Ryan McDonough Plans to Take Best Available Player

Phoenix Suns GM Ryan McDonough. McDonough was hired by the Suns May 7, 2013. Photo courtesy of NBA.com

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Phoenix Suns will turn to General Manager Ryan McDonough for direction and answers in June’s NBA Draft. McDonough enters his third go-around with the Suns as the man with the ultimate plan. In 2013, McDonough chose center Alex Len with the fifth overall selection and the team picked forward TJ Warren 14th in 2014. Entering the June ... Read More »

Askia Booker loves to “disrupt plays on defense”

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Suns are gearing up for next month’s NBA Draft by hosting potential draft prospects at US Airways Center. They started the process on Tuesday, inviting six players in for workouts – among them was former Colorado point guard and second-team All-Pac-12 selection Askia Booker. Booker led the Buffaloes in scoring in his ... Read More »